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christmas sceneThe Holiday House Tour is finally here!  The Tour takes place on Sunday December 7th from 2:00PM-5:00PM. Great raffle prizes have generously been donated from local business and are able to be won at each of the homes on the Tour. The two starting locations are both historically and generally important to the Woburn community.

christmas treeThe North Suburban YMCA located at 137 Lexington Street, in partnership with Social Capital Inc. and AmeriCorps, is once again playing host to a giving tree.  If you or anybody you know is in need of some help this holiday season stop by the YMCA to let the SCI members there know and to pick up some more information. You can also stop by the YMCA to pick up a item off of the tree and find out what to do with your special pick. The tags on the tree will have the persons name, their age, and what they would like to get for the holidays. What you as a giver will do is pick a tag off of the tree and buy the item that is on the tag or something close to it and bring it back to the YMCA so we can wrap it for the recipient.  The tags on the tree will either be in the shape of a book for the gift of a book, the shape of a teddy bear for an animal gift or in the shape of a sock or other shape of a piece of clothing for a article of clothing. 

snow houseJust an update on the Holiday House Tour.  Our next meeting will be held on Nov. 10th, at the New Horizons building on 21 Warren Ave. at 7PM.  We welcome any members of the community who would like to offer their ideas on how we can make this the best Holiday House Tour yet!  Our most recent planning meeting for the  was very productive, and  a lot of good ideas were offered by our new committee members.  We are still seeking more houses to be featured  as well as sponsors for the tour, so if you have or know of a house that may like to be a part of this year's tour, please contact sriley@sciwoburn.org or call 781-935-5820.  Also, if you are a local business that would like to sponsor a house or even provide an in-kind donation that will be featured at one of the houses in a raffle, please contact our office.

Woburn AmericorpsGreetings and salutations, friends, family, citizens and neighbors!  A new generation of AmeriCorps volunteers has arrived in the Woburn community and we thought we'd take this opportunity to introduce them to the people we'll be connecting and interacting  with.  We have four  members serving  throughout the community this year in a number of different roles.  Scott Riley, a Woburn native, will be serving as an Outreach and Technology Coordinator at SCI's main office in Woburn as well as the Woburn Council of Social Concern.

The Bedford Big Band

The Citizens Park Summer Concert Series had its third concert last Friday, featuring the Bedford Big Band. This fantastic concert was sponsored by Artisan Music Studios. The week's stormy weather let up just in time for the Friday event, and a large number of residents from Woburn and surrounding communities used this as a great opportunity to have a relaxing evening outdoors.

Audience members were delighted by the band's classic repetoire spanning from the 30's straight up to today. Playing standards from classic big band composers, the 24-piece band from Bedford New Hampshire featured both instrumental renditions of classic vocal pieces as well as the fantastic vocal arrangements. The concert was a real hit!

 

 

The Citizens Park Summer Concert Series continues with its third concert on Friday, July 25, featuring The Bedford Big Band. The concert runs from 7-9 p.m. in Citizens Park, located on Main Street (Route 38) across from the Common. This concert is sponsored by Artisan Music Studios.

The Bedford Big Band has a repertoire spanning yesterday's classics to some of today’s best pop songs. Their tunes come from the classic big band composers such as Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Count Basie and Bennie Goodman, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich and Stan Kenton. This Bedford-based band brings to the stage snappy instrumentals, sultry vocals and fun vocal quartets.

The Citizens Park Summer Concert Series continued with its second concert last Friday with ska band Beat Soup. The concert was sponsored by Michael de la Maza. The weather was perfect for an outdoors performance, and a large crowd of all ages gathered to see the show.

Audience members were treated to Beat Soup’s ska-influenced stylings that included both instrumental dance pieces and vocal numbers. Playing originals and covers, the 8-piece dance band from Boston featured a classic sax/trombone/trumpet horn section as well as guitar, keyboard and drums. As the sun set, audience members of all ages got up to dance to the lively beats.

This is the sixth year that the Citizens Park Summer Concert Series will entertain Woburn residents. The concerts are a great way to enjoy summer nights with your fellow community members, and at the great location also a chance to shop and have dinner in Woburn Center.

The next Concert will be on July 25th, featuring The Bedford Big Band. For a full schedule including dates, band line-up, and sponsors please click here.

Bring your family, friends and lawn chairs to Citizens Park to enjoy free concerts every other Friday throughout the summer. With generous support from local businesses, the Concert Series is free to the public.

The Citizens Park Summer Concert Series is coordinated by Social Capital Inc. (SCI), Woburn Residents’ Environmental Network (WREN) (www.GoWREN.org), and the Woburn Redevelopment Authority.